NetWave NW6000 Inland Waterways Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) System
Vessel Data Recorder
What Is a VDR?
VDRs are data recording systems, mandated for
commercial vessels in international waters under
regulation 20 of SOLAS Chapter V, to enable
accident investigators to review procedures and
instructions in the moments before an incident
and help to identify the cause of any accident
for ocean going vessels.
What is an Inland Waterway VDR?
An Inland Waterway VDR diﬀers from the mandated SOLAS version in a number of ways. Primarily, the Inland Waterways VDR doesn’t have the rigid specifications of the mandated variant and the solution can be configured for the owner or vessels requirements. The central capability is to capture Radar, AIS, GPS, Depth, Rudder Position, Compass and Rate of Turn Indicator, as part of the core eight sensor recording system. Secondly, as the configuration is not constrained by legal requirement, there is ﬂexibility on what information is captured and the ability to upgrade the specification to include audio recordings and protected memory capsule. This ﬂexibility allows the owner to define what information they require and makes the solution more aﬀordable by only capturing relevant data.
Inland Waterways VDR Specification
|Days of data||Minimum 30 days|
|Usability||Bridge Control Unit is highly intuitive and oﬀers touch screen interaction|
|Service Coverage||Largest Global Service Network, with over 1200 service engineers|
|OPT test||Crew can test VDR is operating correctly from Bridge Control Unit (BCU)|
|Cost of ownership||Flexible installation platform and designed with minimal cabling reduces install and maintenance requirements|
|Reliability||European design and manufacture, with a 6000+ vessel install base, global service and parts availability|
|Warranty term||Two year warranty included with the option of extension|
|Spare Parts Availability||Global Service Centres in over 160 ports|
|Speed of client Response||24/7 customer service support, satisfaction reﬂected in latest customer feedback scores|
|Installation Time||Versatile design allows ﬂexible installation|
|Future Proof||NW6000 is highly adaptable for additional sensor capture|
|Customisation||Scalable, highly customisable architecture|